God played a CRUEL joke.....

  • TannerMasseur

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    Jul 25, 2013 9:10 AM GMT
    Do u feel God played a cruel joke on u while He looked & shined down on others & blessed them with all the things u wish u had?! Do u feel like u were slighted & "gypped"? And however hard u try, u'll never match up to them cause God gave them a jumpstart in life? And u can't help but feel like a bitter sore loser because well---u just are? Do u feel u were gypped out of good looks & a rich lineage that would have enabled u to lead an easy happy-go-lucky fortunate life?.....
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    Jul 25, 2013 9:17 AM GMT
    spgem saidDo u feel God played a cruel joke on u while He looked & shined down on others & blessed them with all the things u wish u had?! Do u feel like u were slighted & "gypped"? And however hard u try, u'll never match up to them cause God gave them a jumpstart in life? And u can't help but feel like a bitter sore loser because well---u just are? Do u feel u were gypped out of good looks & a rich lineage that would have enabled u to lead an easy happy-go-lucky life?.....


    In one hand I am happybeimg the person I am with what i have in life but on the other I wish I had just a slightly better financial status
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    Jul 25, 2013 9:21 AM GMT
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    Jul 25, 2013 9:21 AM GMT
    mcsolutions said
    spgem saidDo u feel God played a cruel joke on u while He looked & shined down on others & blessed them with all the things u wish u had?! Do u feel like u were slighted & "gypped"? And however hard u try, u'll never match up to them cause God gave them a jumpstart in life? And u can't help but feel like a bitter sore loser because well---u just are? Do u feel u were gypped out of good looks & a rich lineage that would have enabled u to lead an easy happy-go-lucky life?.....


    In one hand I am happybeimg the person I am with what i have in life but on the other I wish I had just a slightly better financial status


    Think we all wish we were financially well off icon_smile.gif .....
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    Jul 25, 2013 10:05 AM GMT
    Trying not to sound wishy-washy, but while I don't believe in God, I'm very satisfied with the way I am- intellectually, physically, financially, socially and ecumenically. If there are minor things I feel are lacking, that's just because I haven't worked hard enought to get it, YET. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 25, 2013 10:13 AM GMT
    Looking_to_come_out saidTrying not to sound wishy-washy, but while I don't believe in God, I'm very satisfied with the way I am- intellectually, physically, financially, socially and ecumenically. If there are minor things I feel are lacking, that's just because I haven't worked hard enought to get it, YET. icon_smile.gif


    All about working hard no matter what station or disposition u started out with in life.....Some got a jumpstart bug we just have to deal with the cards we're dealt with.....
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    Jul 25, 2013 10:16 AM GMT
    Yes, and I'll toast to that!
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    Jul 25, 2013 10:20 AM GMT
    Nope. I'm more than happy with my lot.

    Modesty and being humble are life's greatest treasures, and are gifts that only you can furnish yourself with.

    (ps, I don't believe in the g-o-d)
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    Jul 25, 2013 10:45 AM GMT
    gayinterest saidNope. I'm more than happy with my lot.

    Modesty and being humble are life's greatest treasures, and are gifts that only you can furnish yourself with.

    (ps, I don't believe in the g-o-d)

    We could use more folks like this, eh? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 25, 2013 12:44 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidNope. I'm more than happy with my lot.

    Modesty and being humble are life's greatest treasures, and are gifts that only you can furnish yourself with.

    (ps, I don't believe in the g-o-d)


    Wonder how many don't believe in God?.....
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    Jul 25, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
    Yano OP, your profile name always makes me think of sperm or semen icon_razz.gif
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    Jul 25, 2013 12:52 PM GMT
    IrishDarren saidYano OP, your profile name always makes me think of sperm or semen icon_razz.gif


    So by free association one can come up with "geyser" or "fountain" icon_smile.gif It's subliminal icon_smile.gif .....

    Actually stands for South Philly gem or South Pacific gem icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 25, 2013 12:55 PM GMT
    Mavourneen29 said
    I am happy with what I've got in my life. Just getting to live everyday is a blessing and I've always believed that life has been beautiful, with all its ups n downs.


    We should all be, but some got it better than others, so it's easy for them to say they're happy & content with what they got.....
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    Jul 25, 2013 12:57 PM GMT
    spgem said
    Mavourneen29 said
    I am happy with what I've got in my life. Just getting to live everyday is a blessing and I've always believed that life has been beautiful, with all its ups n downs.


    We should all be, but some got it better than others, so it's easy for them to say they're happy & content with what they got.....


    Not true.

    Life is entirely what you make of it. Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances.
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:01 PM GMT
    gayinterest said
    spgem said
    Mavourneen29 said
    I am happy with what I've got in my life. Just getting to live everyday is a blessing and I've always believed that life has been beautiful, with all its ups n downs.


    We should all be, but some got it better than others, so it's easy for them to say they're happy & content with what they got.....


    Not true.

    Life is entirely what you make of it. Happiness is a state of mind, not a set of circumstances.


    So nice to be idealistic icon_smile.gif

    So if u were born thalidomide u would stay true to ur statement?.....
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:04 PM GMT
    I would hope that I would not see my disability as a hindrance to achieve what I want to achieve.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/sue-kent-england-armless-olympic-masseuse-paralympics_n_1231768.html
    http://www.thecomet.net/news/thalidomide_boy_who_took_on_the_world_1_806787

    Happiness is a state of mind. Happiness is a choice. Once you realise that, you can achieve happiness.
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:23 PM GMT
    Luck of the draw
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:26 PM GMT
    spgem saidDo u feel God played a cruel joke on u while He looked & shined down on others & blessed them with all the things u wish u had?! Do u feel like u were slighted & "gypped"? And however hard u try, u'll never match up to them cause God gave them a jumpstart in life? And u can't help but feel like a bitter sore loser because well---u just are? Do u feel u were gypped out of good looks & a rich lineage that would have enabled u to lead an easy happy-go-lucky fortunate life?.....

    Sometimes I do feel envious of others, but I don't blame God, nor luck, or the persons themselves (unless they're criminals and their gains ill-gotten).

    I wrote here a few weeks ago how much I envied our attorney, watching him take delivery on a $200,000 Aston Martin V-12 convertible. But then he's earned it, and my regret was that I hadn't. I didn't begrudge him his V-12, I just wish I had one, TOO. And reflected on what I should have done differently in life to have gotten one.

    But God's doing, or Fate's? I don't see it that way. To borrow from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, when Cassius says, in jealousy of Caesar's great fame:

    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings."
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:28 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidI would hope that I would not see my disability as a hindrance to achieve what I want to achieve.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/25/sue-kent-england-armless-olympic-masseuse-paralympics_n_1231768.html
    http://www.thecomet.net/news/thalidomide_boy_who_took_on_the_world_1_806787

    Happiness is a state of mind. Happiness is a choice. Once you realise that, you can achieve happiness.


    Very good gayinterest icon_smile.gif Happiness is a state of mind. It's convincing others who see someone who is thalidomide to not feel sorry for them or pity them. No one wants to be pitied. One can empathize with them. Shows more character & determination to overcome what she was born with against all odds icon_smile.gif She (Sue) has more character in her (Sue) than most people have who are born intact.....
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:30 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    spgem saidDo u feel God played a cruel joke on u while He looked & shined down on others & blessed them with all the things u wish u had?! Do u feel like u were slighted & "gypped"? And however hard u try, u'll never match up to them cause God gave them a jumpstart in life? And u can't help but feel like a bitter sore loser because well---u just are? Do u feel u were gypped out of good looks & a rich lineage that would have enabled u to lead an easy happy-go-lucky fortunate life?.....

    Sometimes I do feel envious of others, but I don't blame God, nor luck, or the persons themselves (unless they're criminals and their gains ill-gotten).

    I wrote here a few weeks ago how much I envied our attorney, watching him take delivery on a $200,000 Aston Martin V-12 convertible. But then he's earned it, and my regret was that I hadn't. I didn't begrudge him his V-12, I just wish I had one, TOO. And reflected on what I should have done differently in life to have gotten one.

    But God's doing, or Fate's? I don't see it that way. To borrow from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, when Cassius says, in jealousy of Caesar's great fame:

    "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings."


    Very good ART_DECO icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:37 PM GMT
    "Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
    - Lao Tzu
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
    gayinterest said"Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you."
    - Lao Tzu


    We should take this to heart, brain & soul icon_smile.gif Cosmetic surgeons would be out of a job!......U certainly won't find this posted in their consultation room icon_smile.gif .....
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:42 PM GMT
    The Stonemason' Wish--A Taoism Story

    Once there was a stonemason carving away at a block of stone, sweating away in the sun. As his day went on, he became hotter and hotter and began to lose his temper as he swung his hammer against the chisel.


    He looked up impatiently at the sun and thought, if only I could be the sun instead of sweating it out down here.

    Before he could complete the thought, however, something miraculous happened and he did indeed become the sun, shining up on high in the blue sky. It felt great for a little while until some clouds came along and obscured his view of the earth below.

    Clouds have it all, he thought, they can take away the power of the sun.
    Before he knew it, he became a cloud that separated the sun from the earth and he felt the moisture of the water droplets and a delightful floating feeling. But then came a strong wind and it blew him clear across the sky and there was nothing he could do about it.

    Being a cloud isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, he thought, if only I could be the wind.
    Naturally, he then became the wind, blowing clouds across the sky, creating ripples on lakes and bending tree branches backwards with his gusting power.

    But then he came upon a large stone block that he couldn’t even make tremble, no matter how hard he blew. This rock is superior to me in strength, he realised and at once became the stone block.

    He felt the wind pushing against him in vain and felt content that no one could push him around any more. Yet even as he enjoyed the feeling of strength and stability that came with being a stone block, he had a rude awakening as the hammer of a stonemason came thumping down on him. He lost a fragment of stone and thought, if only I could be that stonemason, he’s got all the power…
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:47 PM GMT
    gayinterest saidThe Stonemason' Wish--A Taoism Story

    Once there was a stonemason carving away at a block of stone, sweating away in the sun. As his day went on, he became hotter and hotter and began to lose his temper as he swung his hammer against the chisel.


    He looked up impatiently at the sun and thought, if only I could be the sun instead of sweating it out down here.

    Before he could complete the thought, however, something miraculous happened and he did indeed become the sun, shining up on high in the blue sky. It felt great for a little while until some clouds came along and obscured his view of the earth below.

    Clouds have it all, he thought, they can take away the power of the sun.
    Before he knew it, he became a cloud that separated the sun from the earth and he felt the moisture of the water droplets and a delightful floating feeling. But then came a strong wind and it blew him clear across the sky and there was nothing he could do about it.

    Being a cloud isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, he thought, if only I could be the wind.
    Naturally, he then became the wind, blowing clouds across the sky,
    creating ripples on lakes and bending tree branches backwards with his
    gusting power.

    But then he came upon a large stone block that he couldn’t even make tremble, no matter how hard he blew. This rock is superior to me in strength, he realised and at once became the stone block.

    He felt the wind pushing against him in vain and felt content that no one could push him around any more. Yet even as he enjoyed the feeling of strength and stability that came with being a stone block, he had a rude awakening as the hammer of a stonemason came thumping down on him.
    He lost a fragment of stone and thought, if only I could be that stonemason, he’s got all the power…


    Thx for contributing gayinterst with all ur enlightenment icon_smile.gif ...,.
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    Jul 25, 2013 1:50 PM GMT
    spgem saidDo u feel God played a cruel joke on u...

    Okay. Forget the part about envying other people. Does anyone feel like God played a cruel joke on you? Do you feel like RJ is a safe place to discuss this?